July 02, 2018 3 min read

It's summertime! Which means it's time for a good summer read. I choose my summer reading book wisely knowing that with a good book I can look forward to warm, lazy afternoons, with the comfort of a beach towel, or lounge in a hammock, or even the car (when not driving of course). Who doesn't love to lose ones-self in a good book?

After going through lots of books, I found three novels about quilting intertwined with memorable and well-written stories. The first two books are written by, Marie Bostwick. It's not easy finding an author that consistently writes books where you honestly feel as though you know the characters personally. I get so wrapped up in each character and so lost in the story.

"Just In Time" by Marie Bostwick

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Just In Time by Marie Bostwick is about, when Grace Saunders vowed to take her husband for better or worse, she meant every word. She and Jamie are solid, mutually supportive, and confident of their future together. And then, on a hiking trip for their 15th anniversary, an accident leaves Jamie in a coma, unable to move or communicate.

As the months pass, Grace is in limbo - still married, yet utterly alone and burdened with responsibilities that threaten to sink her. Meeting Nan and Monica, unlikely friends who need Grace almost as much as she needs them, makes life bearable, if not entirely happy. But a chance evening spent with a man she barely knows brings Grace a glimmer of joy she hasn't felt since the tragedy - happiness that is, however, followed by feelings of turmoil and guilt. At work, she faces a different sort of crisis, as well as her need to keep the job that pays for Jamie's medical care.

This poignant novel explores the limits of responsibility - to others and ourselves - and the breadth and wisdom of love.


From Here to Home by Marie Bostwick

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From Here to Home by Marie Bostwick

Mary Dell Templeton prefers the quiet charms of Too Much to the bright lights of Dallas any day. She's relieved to be moving back to her hometown--and bringing her cable TV show, Quintessential Quilting, with her. There are just a couple of wrinkles in her plan. Her son, Howard, who is her talented co-host and color consultant, and happens to have Down syndrome, wants to stay in Dallas and become more independent. Meanwhile, Mary Dell's new boss hopes to attract a different demographic--by bringing in a younger co-host.

And last BUT certainly not least, is the book I'm itching to read.


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It is the 1920s, in the world of quilting circles. A wealthy woman and prominent local quilter are murdered with a pair of quilting shears during the preparation for a flower show, leaving a dying clue on the lap quilt she and the executive committee are making as the first prize. Unfortunately, the evidence could point to anyone on the committee or any of her three adopted children. Steve Walsh is called to investigate, helped and hindered at every turn by the late quilter's flapper daughter and by the scrappy reporter Julie Boroni. Will Steve catch the murderer? Will he remain a bachelor or will he finally settle down (and with whom)? A classic murder mystery with a quilty twist, this historical fiction novel is sure to grab every quilter's imagination and make them long for a bygone era.

I doubt this book will be able to be placed down after starting.

Have you picked out your summer reading book or books? I hope to have inspired you!

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